Manatee commissioners want to discuss bringing back Confederate monument taken down five years ago
Manatee County commissioners want to discuss bringing back the county's civil war Confederate memorial.
"My desire is to see it repaired and returned to its original location," said Commission Chair Kevin Van Ostenbridge.
Van Ostenbridge is not alone, and it's a discussion a majority of Manatee commissioners want to have. The 1924 memorial was taken down at night on August 24, 2017, and it has remained in storage after it was broken into three pieces.
The county administrator said he will place the topic on a future county commission meeting agenda. He said the monument can be fixed, would it have to be fixed at its permanent location.